Law / Liberty

As Standing Rock Camps Cleared Out, TigerSwan Expanded Surveillance to Array of Progressive Causes
TheIntercept | By the time law enforcement officers began evicting residents of the Oceti Sakowin Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation on February 22, the brutal North Dakota winter had...
Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years
Routers
ArsTechnica | Home routers from 10 manufacturers, including Linksys, DLink, and Belkin, can be turned into covert listening posts that allow the Central Intelligence Agency to monitor and manipulate incoming and outgoing traffic and...
In Stunning Announcement, DOJ Warns Not To Trust Stories Based On "Anonymous Sources"
Fake News
ZeroHedge | In a move that stunned many members of the media, on Thursday night Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia probe due to Jeff Sessions' recusal and who earlier this week confirmed only he...
Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers
Jeff Sessions
WashingtonPost | Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday. The protections,...
Social media companies could be fined if they fail to remove extremist propaganda
May
BT | Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter could be fined if they fail to remove extremist propaganda and terrorist material under proposals agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel...
Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm
Chelsea Manning
BuzzFeed | In the seven years since WikiLeaks published the largest leak of classified documents in history, the federal government has said they caused enormous damage to national security. But a secret, 107-page report, prepared...
Roger Stone Talks Cannabis Legalization & Trump
Roger Stone
LeaFly | Roger Stone, the notorious GOP political operative and longtime Donald Trump advisor, typically makes headlines for shadowy operations and unhinged outbursts. He’s been booted from Twitter for threatening journalists,...
Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say
Mueller
WashingtonPost | The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President...
U.S. Has Only Acknowledged A Fifth of Lethal Drone Strikes, New Study Finds
Drones
TheIntercept | Over the past decade, the United States has claimed broad authority to carry out drone strikes across the world, even in places far from the battlefield. Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. acknowledged killing...
Under Trump, US militias not ready to lay down arms
Guns
AJC | In the woods south of Atlanta, John and Yvette DeMaria are with about a dozen camouflage-wearing, heavily armed Americans huffing and puffing as they scramble to navigate the sprawling piece of property where they...
Comey Takes The Stand in Congressional Hearing
ZeroHedge | Meanwhile, for those who continue to consume anonymously-sourced news from CNN, NYT, WAPO, etc, as pure fact, please consider Comey's testimony that the February NY Times story alleging numerous contacts between Trump...
Guantanamo detainee sues creators of CIA's harsh tactics
Gitmo
AP | Attorneys for a detainee at Guantanamo Bay are suing the psychologists who created the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques used in the war on terror, aiming to compel them to provide information to Polish officials who...
Mainstream media won’t cover the failing socialist nightmare in Venezuela because it exposes the faults of socialism
Venezuela
NaturalNews | The so-called “mainstream media” fails Americans so many ways each and every day, it’s difficult to keep track, and one of those failures involves the lack of coverage of the latest failure of Socialism: Venezuela....
Trump Administration Seeks To Deny Gun Rights To Non-Violent “Criminals”
Guns
TheDailySheeple | Donald Trump was endorsed by the NRA (National Rifle Association) and he assured his voters he’d protect their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  Considering his new desire to keep non-violent “criminals”...
ACLU: FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Could Be Tied to Torture
Prison
Democracy Now | President Trump on Thursday formally named Christopher Wray to replace James Comey as FBI director. Wray served as assistant attorney general under George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005, at a time when the Justice Department...
Trump's "tapes" tweet prompted Comey to leak memos
Axios | Fired FBI Director James Comey appeared in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about his interactions with President Trump as they relate to the federal government's Russia probe — and there's been ...
EFF sues FBI: Best Buy’s Geek Squad informants violate Fourth Amendment rights
Geek Squad
NaturalNews | Recently, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced that they would be filing suit against the Federal Bureau of Information (FBI). Why? Because they justly believe that the FBI’s use of Best Buy’s Geek Squad...
The NYPD Claimed Its LRAD Sound Cannon Isn't A Weapon. A Judge Disagreed
Gothamist | A judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the NYPD for officers' use of a Long Range Acoustic Device sound cannon at a Black Lives Matter protest can proceed, because "sound can be used as a force." The city had sought...